Icardi could leave Nerazzurri

Mauro Icardi could be out of his way of Internazionale after his agent claimed he is being held hostage by the Italian club due to their excessive transfer valuation.

Icardi's agent and wife, Wanda Nara, says the long-term contract he signed with the club is not close to the valuation of €50 million and it has unsettled the Argentina international, having seen other clubs offer him substantial wage increases to his Inter deal.

"If a club were to offer €50 million and there are some around with a suitable offer for Icardi, Mauro would consider leaving," Nara told Calcio Mercato.

"He doesn't feel valued. Inter cannot ask for twice as much for him without increasing his wages accordingly. This is why he could leave.

"I don't like it because they are not giving a fair value to a player like Icardi. To stay at Inter, we've turned down several offers with much higher wages to what he is currently on.

"But if from one year to the next, Inter believe Mauro's value has grown three times then it's only right this gets reflected with the increase in wages that they promised. It was guaranteed to him and we never had any problems waiting.

"Many clubs have inquired about Icardi and they have been ready to offer him big wages. He could have been earning much more for the past two years, and playing in the Champions League.

"Now if a club were to come in with the right offer, Mauro would consider the idea of leaving Inter, while wishing them all the best for the future. Today, he just doesn't feel they value him.

"If it were purely about money, we would have accepted the €25 million a year offered to us by a Chinese club two weeks ago.

"It's just that Icardi wants to feel valued by Inter because there are funds for new signings, but no funds for his wages. This is not on. This is why there is the possibility that Icardi might leave Inter."